All posts by Alan Liu

Task Sheet

The following checklist of 4Humanities tasks and volunteers (including volunteers for both technical and content tasks) is organized roughly according to the 4Humanities web site structure. If you are already a member of the 4Humanities collective and have “editor” permissions on the site, please volunteer for indicated tasks or add/revise tasks. If you are not […]

Call for Ideas & Suggestions

4Humanities solicits ideas and suggestions for effective advocacy of the humanities from the humanities community and the public.  Both specific ideas for projects or resources, and broader ideas for the best approach to the problem, are welcome. Please add your ideas by leaving a comment here.  (You may also be interested in the task sheet […]

Student Voices

4Humanities is also a forum for the voices of students and young people who have a conviction about what the humanities mean to society or to their lives. 4Humanities welcomes student contributions in any form or medium, including letters, photos, videos, audio, poems, drawings, paintings, etc.

In the classroom with Christine Henseler at Union College.

Creativity and Human-Centered Teaching is the Wave of the Future — An Interview with Christine Henseler

By Megan Brown In a world that is seemingly angled towards math and science in education, Professor Christine Henseler of Union College is making strides to rebalance that trend. Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and a teacher of courses in English on Social Change and the Arts and Humanities, Henseler is using her ingrained […]

Millennials and Work

The Millennial Wave and the Changing Nature of Work

By Susan Frost and Christine Henseler. It was the onset of a business revolution. Information management professionals were in high demand. Data became increasingly vital to a new-age economy. Sounds like today, right? Well, it might surprise you to learn that we’re talking about the mid-nineteenth century. In 1853, the modern office, as we know […]

Generation Now: Millennials Call for Social Change book cover

Generation Now: Millennials Call for Social Change — Book Published by 4Humanities.org Co-leader Christine Henseler and Her Students

In the spring of 2018, a group of Union College students took my class called “Millennials and Social Change”. They were in for a surprise. They registered for a course about the rise of the everyday changemaker. It was a class that focused on the current student generation, the Millennials (b. 1980-2000), and the changes they wished to see in their lives and in their communities.

Ten weeks later, the students in this class had become changemakers themselves. They had risen to the challenge with honesty, passion, and ambition and had written personal stories that inspire and give hope to others. Their collective calls for change became this book, Generation Now: Millennials Call for Social Change.